What are your thoughts on prisms... seems there are the specific RB67 models which appear to be well used all over eBay and the model II for both RB/RZ use. The older ones are around 50-70 dollars where the model II is bringing upwards of 200. Is it worth the difference in price?
I have a 1st gen prism finder that looks cool (huge, heavy) but I seldom use it. I like the reverse perspective that the prism finder negates - maybe the difference from 35mm SLRs and rangefinders helps me keep the two separate. Mine (RB) came with the chimney finder which I like. No floding WLF. Somewhere someone mentioned winter shooting and how to keep the snow out of the WLF - something I hadn't considered since it isn't a problem with the 'sealed' chimney finder.
I have the original Prism Finder. As Robert stated it is huge and heavy - exactly 2 pounds according to my shipping scale. I have never seen a Prism Finder 2 but after looking at the finder manuals at the Butkus website I don't see any apparent functional difference. The Prism Finder 2 is more angular and not quite as ugly; its viewfinder magnification is 1.8x vs 2.2x for the original Prism Finder. I would expect with the redesign the finder 2 might be a bit brighter but I can't say that for certain. Probably a good part of the price premium for the finder 2 is demand for the finder from RZ users.